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Madame Tutli-Putli

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Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down by all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past.

She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense.

The National Film Board of Canada presents a stunning, stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential journey. The film introduces groundbreaking visual techniques and is supported by a haunting and original score. Painstaking care and craftsmanship in form and detail bring to life a fully imagined, tactile world unlike any you have seen.

Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? The night train awaits you. Film without words.

2007, 17 min 21 s

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Award for Best Visual- with a cash prize of 2000 CHF
FANTOCHE International Animation Film Festival
September 8 to 13 2009, Baden - Switzerland

Silver Award
International Animation Festival
March 1 to 5 2009, Tehran - Iran

Student Jury Award
International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima"
November 14 to 21 2008, Cracow - Poland

Audience Award - "Anima" Section
International Film Festival "Etiuda & Anima"
November 14 to 21 2008, Cracow - Poland

MovieSquad HAFF 2008 Award
Holland Animation Film Festival
November 5 to 9 2008, Utrecht - Netherlands

Golden Nica with a cash prize of 10, 000 euros
Prix ARS Electronica
September 5 2008, Linz - Austria

Best Film- Jury's Choice
London International Animation Festival - LIAF
September 2 to 7 2008, London - England

Best Film - Audience's choice
London International Animation Festival - LIAF
September 2 to 7 2008, London - England

Special International Jury Prize
International Animation Festival
August 7 to 11 2008, Hiroshima - Japan

Award for Best Animation- Short Film Section
Anima Mundi
July 11 to 27 2008, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Grand Prix - Golden Pegasus - with a cash prize of $50,000 PLN (approx. $25,000 CDN)
Animator International Animation Festival
July 7 to 12 2008, Poznan - Poland

Judges' Award
International Animation Festival
June 16 to 22 2008, Melbourne - Australia

Best Film of MIAF 2008
International Animation Festival
June 16 to 22 2008, Melbourne - Australia

Audience Award
International Animation Festival
June 16 to 22 2008, Melbourne - Australia

Grand Competition Special Prize
World Festival of Animated Films
May 31 to June 5 2008, Zagreb - Croatia

Audience Choice Prize - Professional Film
International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF)
May 21 to 25 2008, Seoul - Korea

Golden Gate Award forBest Animated Short-with a cash prize of $2,000 USD
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 24 to May 8 2008, San Francisco - USA

Best Animated Short Award
Film Festival
April 17 to 24 2008, Nashville - USA

Golden Horseman Animated Film Award with a cash prize of € 7500
Filmfest - International Festival for Animation and Short Films
April 15 to 20 2008, Dresden - Germany

Best Sound(scape) Award with a cash prize of € 3 000
Filmfest - International Festival for Animation and Short Films
April 15 to 20 2008, Dresden - Germany

"Andrei Toncu" Best Soundtrack Award
Next International Short and Medium Length Film Festival
April 7 to 13 2008, Bucarest - Romania

Grand Jury Prize- Animated Short
South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)
March 7 to 15 2008, Austin - USA

Best Animation - with a cash prize of 1500 euros
International Film Festival
March 5 to 9 2008, Tampere - Finland

Audience Award- International Competition
International Film Festival
March 5 to 9 2008, Tampere - Finland

Grand Prix- with a cash prize of 5000 euros
International Film Festival
March 5 to 9 2008, Tampere - Finland

Best Animated Short
Genie Awards
March 3 2008, Toronto - Canada

Jury Special Mention - Best Short Animation
Cartoon and Animated Film Festival
February 1 to 9 2008, Brussels - Belgium

Cineplex Entertainment Award for Best Short Animation
Film Festival
February 1 to 10 2008, Victoria - Canada

Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation- with cash prize of 1,250$ AUD
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
January 4 to 13 2008, Sydney - Australia

Special Jury Prize
Int’l Festival of Animated Films / I Castelli Animati
November 28 to December 2 2007, Genzano - Italy

Jury Prize for Best Design
Black Nights Film Festival
November 21 to 25 2007, Tallinn - Estonia

Special Mention
International Shortfilm Festival - Interfilm
November 6 to 11 2007, Berlin - Germany

Grand Prize ex-aequo with "The Pearce Sisters" directed by Luis Cook- cash prize of 2000 euros
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 5 to 11 2007, Espinho - Portugal

Prize RTP2 - Onda Curta
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 5 to 11 2007, Espinho - Portugal

Alves Costa Prize
International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA
November 5 to 11 2007, Espinho - Portugal

First Prize- Best Short Film with a cash prize of 9000 euros
Animacor - International Animation Festival
November 5 to 10 2007, Cordoba - Spain

Best Animation
New York City Short Film Festival
October 24 to 27 2007, New York - USA

NFB Prize for Best Short Film- with a contribution of $1,000 towards next film (ex aequo with Dust Bowl Ha! Ha! by Sébastien Pilote)
Festival du nouveau cinéma
October 17 to 27 2007, Montréal - Canada

Movieola Best Short Award
Calgary International Film Festival
September 21 to 30 2007, Calgary - Canada

Best Narrative Short Animation under 35 minutes
International Animation Festival
September 19 to 23 2007, Ottawa - Canada

Best Canadian Short
Atlantic Film Festival
September 13 to 22 2007, Halifax - Canada

Best Animation Award - First Place - with a cash prize of 2,000$US
International Short Film Festival
August 23 to 29 2007, Palm Springs - USA

C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Award for Best Animated Short - with a cash prize of $5,000
Worldwide Short Film Festival
June 12 to 17 2007, Toronto - Canada

Petit Rail d'Or for Best Short Film - given by a group of cinephiles railwaymen (Semaine de la Critique)
International Film Festival
May 16 to 26 2007, Cannes - France

Canal+ Award for Best Short Film - with a one month stay at the Moulin d'Andé and 6,000Euros support in equipment for the shooting. (Semaine de la critique)
International Film Festival
May 16 to 26 2007, Cannes - France